Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian plastic artist who became a landscape architect as a result of his passion for plants. Following a stay in Germany, in 1928, where he came into contact with different strands of the European avant-garde, he started to create parks and gardens that incorporated primary colours, organic forms, graphic design, indigenous motifs and cubism. His parks and gardens featured rare autochthonous species that he collected throughout Brazil, even creating his own nurseries for the purpose of recuperating some species. He collaborated with many important architects of his time, creating a unique style that brought together ecology, tropicalism and abstraction.

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